Former GE CTO and Head of GE Global Research adds extensive power generation experience to board of heat-to-electricity clean energy company MTPV.
AUSTIN, TX and BOSTON, MA August 2, 2016 MTPV Power Corporation (https://www.mtpv.com) has named energy industry executive Dr. Mark Little Ph.D. to its Board of Directors as it prepares to bring its award winning heat-to-electric power solutions to the market.
MTPV creates semiconductor chips that covert heat directly into electricity. Much like solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, MTPV’s EBLADE™ Power Platform converts any source of heat into electricity with breakthrough efficiency and power.
Dr. Little most recently served as the CTO of General Electric (NYSE: GE) leading over 50,000 technologists across GE’s businesses while also leading GE Global Research with more than 3,000 scientists, engineers and researchers delivering fundamental technology advances in industries spanning energy, oil & gas, aviation, healthcare, transportation, consumer products, and financial services.
“We welcome Mark to the Board of Directors for MTPV,” said Frank Egan, Managing Director at Northwater Capital and MTPV Board member. “With decades of experience in the energy business including research, development and business leadership at the highest levels of the industry his participation will be invaluable.”
Dr. Little held many leadership roles during his 37-year career at GE including running GE’s multibillion dollar power generation business. He has also served on a number of boards including battery maker A123 (now B456 Systems, Inc.), and as a director of the Business Council of New York State.
In addition to his role at MTPV, Dr. Little is the Chairman of the Board of Skyonic, a Venture Partner at the Material Impact Fund, and an advisor to Launchpad Central. He is the chair of the Schenectady, New York Smart City Advisory Commission and on the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ellis Medicine. Charitable work is central to Mark’s purpose and he and his wife founded and operate the Little Family Foundation which provides a strong base for their charitable pursuits. Please see Dr. Little’s full bio at https://www.mtpv.com/company/leadership-board/#/dr-mark-little-ph-d.
“It is quite an honor to have an executive from one of the world’s largest industrial companies and one of the worlds most respected global research organizations join our Board,” said David Mather, President and CEO of MTPV. “Mark’s deep industry and business experience is an outstanding addition to our dedicated Board and committed employees to assist us in bringing our innovative solutions to the marketplace.”
Mark holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities respectively and earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About MTPV Power Corporation (https://www.mtpv.com)
MTPV is a clean energy semiconductor company using its breakthrough technology to harness the world’s heat and convert it to electricity. For more information, visit https://www.mtpv.com